Washington calls on Beijing to respect Hong Kong's "high degree of autonomy"

The United States said Wednesday "I am very concerned" by & quot; Chinese paramilitary movements & quot; on the border with Hong Kong, where huge demonstrations of political opponents take place.


The United States said on Wednesday it was "very concerned" about the "Chinese paramilitary movements" on the border with Hong Kong, where huge demonstrations of political opponents are taking place.

The United States is "very concerned" by "Chinese paramilitary movements" on the border with Hong Kong and call on China to "respect the high degree of autonomy" of the former British colony, said Wednesday the Department of American state.

"Support for freedom of expression"

"We condemn the violence and urge all parties to exercise restraint, but remain determined in our support for freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly in Hong Kong," said a spokesman for US diplomacy in a statement sent to AFP. "We categorically reject the false accusations that foreign forces are the invisible hands behind the demonstrations," he added.

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